The Oxford Agile and Practical Workshop course, which is held over two days, is for anyone with an interest in completing projects quickly and efficiently. It will provide you with a clear understanding of the leading Agile method (Scrum) and the key ideas, techniques, tools, behaviours and ways of thinking that can make it work for you.
Agile is effective because it focusses on continual learning and adaptation. It is an evolutionary approach to getting things done. Traditional projects depend on a definition of requirements – a clear statement of each aspect of the work that needs to be done – but Agile approaches accept that you can't know all of those requirements until you start work and start to learn about the problem.
Traditional project management puts a significant emphasis on management of risk. Agile, on the other hand, avoids such risks by reacting quickly, efficiently and in a controlled manner to deal with problems and issues as they arise.
Agile is not just 'free-form' or 'random'. Agile has a well-developed discipline of tools, techniques, behaviours and thinking that drive progress towards a successful project conclusion. The Oxford Agile course will enable you to understand and use those key techniques of Agile Project Management.